Robert Beardsley

Robert Beardsley

Attorney

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Robert Beardsley is an associate with the firm, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, construction defect, personal injury and municipal liability. Mr. Beardsley is an experienced trial lawyer, having successfully tried over 35 cases to verdict.


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Robert Beardsley is an associate with the firm, practicing in the areas of medical malpractice, construction defect, personal injury and municipal liability. His primary focus is defending doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers in malpractice cases. As a former prosecutor, he is an experienced trial lawyer. He has completed over 35 trials to verdict, most of which were complex and often high-profile felony cases involving child or intimate partner abuse and homicide. In 2019, he tried two such first-degree murder trials. In both cases the juries returned verdicts of guilt for all charged counts. Mr. Beardsley has significant experience presenting complex medical testimony to lay jurors. He has been a featured speaker to several multi-disciplinary panels on the topics of felony domestic violence, strangulation, witness recantation and trial advocacy. While in law school, Mr. Beardsley completed a judicial externship clerking for the Honorable Thomas D. Ferraro in the United States District Court and was awarded the Law College Association Scholarship for academic merit.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, JAMES E. ROGERS COLLEGE OF LAW, Tucson, AZ

Juris Doctor, May 2011

  • Student Bar Association
  • Law College Association Scholarship (awarded for academic merit)
  • Criminal Prosecution Clinic, Student Advocate
  • Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Arts, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Major in Political Science, Minor in Spanish, May 2008

  • Dean’s List Honor Recipient
  • Certificate of Middle Eastern Studies

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, ALCALA DE HENARES CAMPUS, Alcala de Henares, Spain

  • (August 2003-December 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2019

Joined Firm

2019


William H. Kennedy

Associate

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William Kennedy is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. William was born and raised in Tucson and attended the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.


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William Kennedy is an associate at Sanders & Parks focusing primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. William earned his B.A. in Theology & Religious Studies and Politics in 2013 from Saint Mary’s College of California. William graduated from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and received a certificate in International Trade and Business Law. While attending law school, William studied abroad in Rhodes, Greece with Tulane University and the Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law. William was a researcher for the Regulatory Science Consultative Service at the University of Arizona and participated in the Yaqui Human Rights Project as a student advocate. Prior to coming to Sanders & Parks, William worked in civil litigation and bankruptcy.

Education

The University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
Juris Doctor – 2016

Saint Mary’s College of California, B.A., 2013
B.A. 2013
Majors: Theology & Religious Studies, Politics

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2017
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona, 2017

Joined Firm

November 2018

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Languages

Spanish


John C. Quinn

Associate

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John C. Quinn is an associate at the firm, concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal injury, products liability law, insurance coverage and liability law, and public entity liability litigation.


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John C. Quinn is an associate at the firm, concentrates his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal injury, products liability law, insurance coverage and liability law, and public entity liability litigation.

While concentrating his practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters, Mr. Quinn routinely provides research on high-level legal issues with insights, implications, and recommendations that impact long-term litigation and competitive strategy. As a part of his complex civil litigation work, Mr. Quinn also has successfully represented parties at mediations, depositions, and appeals, before the trial and appellate courts at the federal and state court level.

Mr. Quinn graduated magna cum laude, earning his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Arizona in 2011. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Baylor Law School, where he was an editor for the Baylor Law Review. During his final semester of law school, Mr. Quinn participated in Baylor’s rigorous Practice Court program. After graduating law school, he returned to Arizona and received the highest score on the February 2015 Arizona Bar Examination.

Education

Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas
Juris Doctor – 2014

University of Arizona
B.A. – 2011
Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2019

Joined Firm

2018

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member

Languages

Spanish

Honors and Awards

Placed first on the February 2015 Arizona Uniform Bar Examination


Molly B. Adrian

Associate

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Molly B. Adrian is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense and civil litigation.


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Molly B. Adrian is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense and civil litigation. Molly attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, graduating in 2015 with a certificate in Law, Science and Technology. During law school, she completed several externships in government offices and in the private sector, participated in the Law and Neuroscience Research Cluster, and received pro bono honors.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in October 2015.  Molly completed her undergraduate studies at Emory University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Economics and a minor in Anthropology.

Prior to joining Sanders & Parks, Molly worked at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, providing counsel for various programs within the Arizona Department of Health Services.  As a fourth generation Arizonan, she has strong roots in the Valley and is proud to live and work in this community.

Education

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Juris Doctor – 2015

Emory University
B.A. – 2011
Major: Economics
Minor: Anthropology

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2015


Dillon J. Steadman

Associate

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Dillon Steadman practices in the areas of products liability, professional liability, aviation liability, and insurance defense.


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Dillon Steadman is an associate at the firm, practicing primarily products liability, aviation liability, and professional liability.

Dillon earned his law degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, where he was on the Dean’s List and won the award for Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing.  Dillon was the Senior Articles Editor of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, which published his article on the purchase of homes proving to be former methamphetamine laboratories.

During law school, Dillon tried DUI cases before Tucson juries through the University’s prosecution clinic in partnership with the City of Tucson.  Dillon also provided volunteer legal services to clients in need of family law help through Southern Arizona Legal Aid’s domestic relations clinic.  Also during law school, Dillon helped startup businesses with their intellectual property needs through the IP clinic and worked for TechLaunch Arizona to evaluate patentability of inventions generated by University students and professors.

Before law school, Dillon earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Arizona.  As an undergraduate, Dillon played several intramural sports, winning championships in volleyball and soccer, and studied embryonic development in the cellular biology laboratory.  Dillon is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and Portuguese.

Education

University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: Outstanding Performance in Legal Writing
Law Journal: Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, Senior Articles Editor

University of Arizona
B.S.: Molecular and Cellular Biology
B.A.: Spanish and Portuguese

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Joined Firm

June 2018

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Young Lawyers Division
  • DRI

Past Employment

  • Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
  • Fennemore Craig

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French


Ryan P. Sandstrom

Associate

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Ryan Sandstrom is a Senior Associate with the firm, practicing primarily in the areas of insurance litigation, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, personal injury, business law, and civil litigation. In addition to Mr. Sandstrom’s insurance coverage, defense, and personal injury practice, he regularly acts as corporate counsel for large and small entities on various business transactions, internal operations and governance, and litigation matters. Mr. Sandstrom currently serves as the co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Practice Group.


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Mr. Sandstrom earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law with honors, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Academic Scholarship, the Werner-Robertson Scholarship, and the Lillis, William and Kathleen Scholarship.  During law school, Mr. Sandstrom was a member of the Creighton Law Review Board of Editors, as well as a member of the National Trial Team, National Arbitration Team, and National Moot Court Team.  He was the Champion of the Creighton Trial Competition, and a Regional Finalist in the Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition.

After law school, Mr. Sandstrom received the American Board of Trial Advocates Award in recognition of excellence in trial skills.  He also received the David A. Svoboda Award in recognition of outstanding oral advocacy and trial skills.  Mr. Sandstrom is an Associate Author and Editor of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook, and frequently publishes law review and trade journal articles on various aspects of insurance law.

As a former insurance salesman and in-house attorney with one of the largest insurance underwriters in the United States, Mr. Sandstrom has a unique and thorough understanding of insurance law.

Mr. Sandstrom is also a volunteer leader with his local church.  He is married with four children.  Mr. Sandstrom is also fluent in Russian.

Education

Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
J.D. cum laude – 2012
Law Review: Law Review Board, Research Editor, 2011 – 2012
Law Review: Law Review, Staff Editor, 2010 – 2011

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
B.A. – 2009
Major: Russian
Minor: Business Management/Finance, and Music

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2013

Joined Firm

2015

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association Coverage Litigation Section
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, American Board of Trial Advocates Award, issued by Chief Judge William J. Riley
  • Recipient, David A. Svoboda Award, in recognition of excellence of oral advocacy and trials skills
  • Champion, Creighton University School of Law Trial Competition
  • Outstanding Oralist, Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Best Appellate Brief Nominee, Creighton University School of Law Moot Court Competition
  • Regional Finalist, Texas Young Lawyers National Trial Competition

Published Works

  • Evaluating The Relationship Between Independent Insurance Adjusters And Insureds: The Case Against Imposing An Independent Duty Of Care, 48 Creighton L. Rev. 245 , March, 2015
  • Arizona Tort Law Handbook, Associate Author and Editor

Pro Bono

  • Boy Scouts of America, Volunteer Leader, 2009 – Present

Past Employment

  • Rowley Chapman and Barney, Associate, 2012 – 2013
  • Kunz Plitt Hyland & Demlong, Associate, 2013 – 2015

Languages

  • Russian


Vincent R. Miner

Associate

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Vincent Miner is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of insurance defense.  Vincent attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.


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Vincent Miner is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in the area of insurance defense.  Vincent attended the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.  During law school, Vincent participated in the externship program, allowing him the opportunity to extern for Judge James A. Teilborg of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, Judge John W. Thompson of the Arizona Court of Appeals, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.  Vincent also received the CALI Award for academic excellence in his Writing for Law Practice class.  Vincent graduated magna cum laude and became a member of the Order of the Coif, recognizing academic excellence.  Vincent was also awarded the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Award, recognizing his excellence in constitutional law studies.  Vincent was a managing editor of the Arizona State Law Journal, and was vice-president of the Health Law Society at ASU.  After graduating law school, Vincent clerked with Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
Juris Doctor – 2016

University of California Santa Barbara
B.A. – 2012
Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2017

Joined Firm

September 2017

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Order of the Coif, Member

Past Employment

  • Law Clerk for Justice Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court


Brianna M. Jagelski

Associate

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Brianna Jagelski is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in medical malpractice defense. Ms. Jagelski advocates on behalf of individual healthcare providers, physician’s groups, hospitals and other types of healthcare providers, both in court and in State licensing boards.


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Brianna Jagelski is an associate at the firm, focusing primarily in medical malpractice defense. Ms. Jagelski advocates on behalf of individual healthcare providers, physician’s groups, hospitals and other types of healthcare providers, both in court and in State licensing boards. In the spring of 2018, Ms. Jagelski second-chaired a four-week medical malpractice jury trial which resulted in a full defense verdict. The plaintiffs sought over $16 million in damages.

Prior to joining Sanders & Parks, Ms. Jagelski practiced medical malpractice defense at a prominent law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ms. Jagelski attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she was a participant in the National Health Law Moot Court and was a manuscript editor for the Natural Resources Journal. Ms. Jagelski also participated in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic, a program which provides legal representation for indigent native peoples for various legal issues, and remains active in volunteering for similar programs.

Education

University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
J.D. – 2015

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
B.A. – 2012

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 2015
  • Idaho, 2016
  • Arizona, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2018


Amanda M. Breemes

Associate

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Ms. Breemes concentrates her practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal and catastrophic injury, premises liability, and public entity liability litigation. Ms. Breemes also represents individuals, corporations, institutions and insurance companies throughout the United States in a wide range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on insurance bad faith, insurance defense and commercial litigation.


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Ms. Breemes concentrates her practice on a broad range of tort litigation matters including personal and catastrophic injury, premises liability, and public entity liability litigation. Ms. Breemes also represents individuals, corporations, institutions and insurance companies throughout the United States in a wide range of civil litigation matters, with a focus on insurance bad faith, insurance defense and commercial litigation.

In addition, Ms. Breemes represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies and in federal and state court actions involving Title VII, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Ms. Breemes earned her Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. During law school, Ms. Breemes was an editor of the South Dakota Law Review. Ms. Breemes is admitted to practice in Arizona, Colorado and the United States District Court, District of Arizona.

Education

University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
Juris Doctor – 2013

  • Law Review: South Dakota Law Review, Editor

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
Masters of Business Administration – 2013

Arizona State University
Bachelor of Science – 2008

  • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Colorado

Joined Firm

2015

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Ladder Down Program Participant
  • Arizona Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Member

Honors and Awards

Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 – 2019

Pro Bono

  • Chapter Advisor for Kappa Kappa Gamma at Arizona State University
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way Women United
  • Girls on the Run

Fraternities / Sororities

Kappa Kappa Gamma


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